5 Style Tricks Short Celebrities Use to Look Taller

While we're all for embracing your body—no matter how you look—we totally get that occasionally shorter girls do want to appear taller in certain situations. Well, nobody hears you more than some of our favorite celebs. Because trust us when we say those A-listers under 5'4" have no intention of looking shorter than they are. So you can imagine they're filled with tricks to appear much more statuesque.

Interested in testing out a celeb-approved tip to look taller? Keep scrolling to scope out the best tricks that'll make you appear a little less petite—and shop inspired finds to elevate your shorter frame too.

Reese Witherspoon, 5'1"

Reese Witherspoon


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Draw attention upward and to your face by wearing a dress with a deeper V-neck like Reese Witherspoon here.

On Witherspoon: Erickson Beamon for Draper James earrings and Sugar Magnolia Pendant Necklace ($165); Salvatore Ferragamo bag

Vanessa Hudgens, 5'1"

Vanessa Hudgens


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Elongate your legs by wearing high-waisted trousers like Vanessa Hudgens. If you choose a style where the hem of the pants hits the floor, your legs will look even longer.

On Hudgens: Parker top; Forever 21 pants; Céline bag

Kate Mara, 5'3"

Kate Mara


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Instantly lengthen your frame by wearing a turtleneck sweater or a turtleneck dress à la Kate Mara. The turtleneck detail makes your overall silhouette look taller.

On Mara: Christian Louboutin pumps

Scarlett Johansson, 5'3"

Scarlett Johansson


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A pointed-toe stiletto (rather than an open-toe sandal or something with a round toe) will give the illusion of longer legs, which inherently makes you look taller. Right, Scarlett?

On Johansson: Roland Mouret dress; Stella McCartney sunglasses

Anna Kendrick, 5'2"

Anna Kendrick


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The number one item to invest in to look taller? A paneled dress like Anna Kendrick's here, which elongates your shape.

On Kendrick: Giulietta dress; Paul Andrew shoes

What's your favorite tip? Do you have a style trick to look taller?

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Gina Marinelli.